Hardback edition released 01/11/2018

by Stephen Fry

Part of the Stephen Fry's Greek Myths Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of Heroes

Atalanta, Oedipus, Orpheus and Jason, Stephen Fry's Heroes, is the retelling of these great Greek heroes' stories and more. Companion to Mythos, this book focuses on most of the iconic heroes of the era in an entralling and engaging collection. 

Read about the trial of Heracles, the Golden Fleece, many a gruesome monster defeated and many a damsel saved. This is a brilliant selection of stories for those who enjoyed Mythos and want to read more about greek mythology from an engaging source.

However, there is one notable omission from this collection, to learn more about Achilles, check out Troy.


Heroes Synopsis

Everyone loves a hero - and the greatest heroes of them all were the ancient Greeks. Stephen Fry's blistering retelling of their fabulous stories makes this the PERFECT GIFT for young and old alike. Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . _________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241380369
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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Stephen Fry Press Reviews

National Treasure: noun - someone or something regarded as emblematic of a nation's cultural heritage, such as Stephen Fry - Oxford English Dictionary

The patron saint of British intelligence - Daily Telegraph

Arguably the greatest living Englishman - Indendent on Sunday

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson (on 'Mythos') Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance - The Times (on 'Mythos')

A rollicking good read - Independent (on 'Mythos')

The best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifying - Telegraph (on 'Mythos')

Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy. The Greek gods of the past become relatable - Guardian (on 'Mythos')

Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of these heroic men and women in all their grit and glory. Filled with white-knuckle chases and twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles and blood-curdling monsters - Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle

Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator - Mail on Sunday

Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly - Guardian

This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves - The Times

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About Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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